Paying for College

Understand out-of-pocket costs vs. tuition costs.

There are opportunities to save on the tuition and fees at Mid. Your true out-of-pocket contribution will be the cost of attendance minus the free money that you are awarded, which can come in the form of grants and scholarships. This is called the net cost of attendance .

In-District Out-District

Cost of Attendance*



Avg. Financial Aid Award**



Net Cost

(annual (based on 2020-21 tuition rates/fees))



*Cost of Attendance breakdown:

In-District tuition & fees {$4,999} + Books & Supplies {$1,190} + Transportation {$1,600} = $7,786

Out-District tuition & fees {$7,364} + Books & Supplies {$1,190} + Transportation {$1,600} = $10,154

Tuition & Fees includes tuition, enrollment fee, and activity fee (2020-2021 rates). Books & Supplies, and Transportation costs are estimated.

**Average for all students—includes grants and scholarships from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

Save money on tuition with financial aid.

Save Money on Tuition

Paying for college doesn't have to be complicated, and we're here to help.

First of all, two years at Mid saves students $15,500* in tuition vs. the average of Michigan public universities. You're on your way to savings. But, most of Mid's students receive financial aid to offset their college costs even further.

89% of first-time, full-time freshman receive some form of aid to offset costs.

89 percent of our students receive financial aid

Options for aid include federal funding, like grants or loans, or Mid scholarships. Mid also employs many student workers through both College funding and the Federal Work Study Program.

Visit Financial Aid at Mid


Through one online application, you can sign up for all of our scholarships. Scholarship applications are open from October 1 through March 15 of each year.

Visit our Scholarships Applications Portal for a full list of scholarships and access when it's open and accepting applications.

Federal Aid

Your aid package will be determined based on your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), which you can fill out at Mid's School Code is 006768.

File soon. It takes a minimum of a few weeks to process financial aid for new students.

Understanding your options can seem overwhelming. We want to answer your questions.

Call us at (989) 386-6664, email, or visit our Financial Aid Department.

Work Study and Student Employment

We employ many student workers at Mid in positions from facilities and grounds maintenance to assistants, ambassadors, and bookstore clerks. Students in these roles earn a regular paycheck while working shifts that accommodate their College schedules. All students can apply for student worker jobs.

Payment Plan

You can spread out payments for the upcoming semester by using our convenient payment plan through NelNet Solutions.

Click here for a full explanation of Mid’s tuition and fees.

* Source: IPEDS Fall 2018, Institutional Characteristics. Savings compare the median 2018-2019 tuition and required fees for an academic year at public Michigan universities with Mid Michigan College, calculated for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates. The tuition and required fees shown here are the lowest reported from the categories of in-district, in-state, and out-of-state. Visit each college or university website for current tuition information.

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